Awards for sporting stars and community heroes

Published: 28 February 2017

Some of the borough’s exceptional sports people, clubs and coaches have picked up awards in the Active Wandsworth Awards.

The recent ceremony rewarded hard work and exceptional achievement in 2016, and marked 20 years of the Active Wandsworth network.

Gold medal-winning Olympian Phelan Hill and Paralympic bronze medallist Aaron McKibbin presented the trophies across 14 categories. The evening was hosted by Sky Sports News presenter David Garrido.

The winners included:

Sports Person of the Year – Katy-Ann McDonald. Katy is the number one ranked under 16 athlete in the world over 800m and represented Great Britain and England during 2016

Junior Sports Person of the Year – Freya Peters. The spring and marathon kayaker collected the award following her success with Great Britain at the European and World Championships.

Physical Activity Project of the Year – GoodGym. The groups combines keeping fit with helping the community. Read more about GoodGym in Wandsworth.

Outstanding Contribution to Sport and Physical Activity – Dave Crilly and Nigel Taylor-Walk. Dave, from the Training Resource Centre, and Nigel from Battersea Ironsides have both devoted a number of years to community sport.

Wandsworth's leisure spokesman, Councillor Jonathan Cook, said: "We are lucky to have very many men and women in Wandsworth who devote their time to encouraging and developing sport in the borough, and it’s always a pleasure to recognise their efforts with an Active Wandsworth Award. Congratulations to all the worthy winners.”

The Active Wandsworth Awards are managed and delivered by Enable Leisure and Culture on behalf of Wandsworth Council.



Community Sports Team of the Year 2016

TRC Girls FC

School Sports Team of the Year 2016

Ernest Bevin College Boys Under 15 Volleyball Squad

The Mayor's Award 2016

Lee Neale

Coach / Instructor of the Year 2016

Zenovia Grant & Ashley Trodden

Physical Activity Project of the Year 2016

Good Gym

Sports Club/Organisation of the Year Award 2016

Balham FC

Voluntary Services to Sport

Jak Stegner, Ivor Northey, Barbara Macanas, Ben Adams, Nauroz Tariq, Anne Hegvold, Aaron Stocker

Young Volunteer of the Year 2016

Amel Guechdi

Outstanding Contribution to Sport/Physical Activity 2016

Dave Crilly, Nigel Taylor Walker

JWE Davis Award 2016

Girls Athletics

David Burns Award 2016

Lulu King

London Youth Games Coach of the Year 2016

Sheila and Jon Horsman

Junior Sports Person of the Year 2016

Freya Peters

Sports Person of the Year 2016

Katy Ann McDonald